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Effie Galletly


landscape artist

quilt maker

Summer Island Workshops 2

Barvas and Brue Community Centre

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Isle of Lewis HS2 0RA

Tue 11/06/2013 10:00am - Thu 13/06/2013 3:30pm

Take a week to be inspired by the Islands. Learn how to design and make your own Landscape Quilts.

Work will include studying Composition - creating balance in shape and form; Perspective - learning how the natural lines of the landscape help introduce a sense of distance; Colour - how colours work together to give a feeling of depth and content; Light - how sun and shadow affect colour and form; Pattern Making - seeing the lines of the work as shapes for patchwork; and an in depth look at interpreting Skies. These classes are at an Advanced Level (ie not for beginners to quilt making) and will take the shape of three continuous days of workshops.

The cost per 3 day course will be 95 per student. There will be a few sewing machines available to hire for a small charge for those who fly to Lewis.

There are several ways to reach the islands: 

by plane to Stornoway and then hire a car or take a local bus; 

by train to Inverness then bus to Ullapool and ferry to Stornoway, then hire a car or take a local bus; 

or drive all the way to Ullapool and take a ferry to Stornoway; 

or drive to Uig on Skye and take a ferry to Tarbert in Harris and drive to Stornoway.

The workshops will take place at Barvas and Brue Community Centre in Barvas in the middle of Lewis, 11 miles from Stornoway. The Centre is next to a petrol station and shop with made up sandwiches, take away meals and fresh groceries.

The best starting point for both travel and accommodation would be  You might try here or here for accommodation. Coming from many parts of Britain as students might be, it is worth taking a day or two on the way as part of the trip.

You can book and pay for your course in the Shop.If you would prefer to pay by cheque, or if you have any queries regarding the course, please get in touch.

This is the second three day workshop in June (11th, 12th, 13th). If you would prefer information on the first three days, click here.

  • Landscape 10

  • Callanish Stones 2

  • Abandoned House, Loch Roag

  • Mull Skyline

  • Harris Hills from the Pentland Road, November (detail)

  • Slice 4

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